Friday, 30 May 2008

Still learning + doodles + slight self loathing

This one here is Fujiko from Lupin III, my current favourite manga. And now the digital process! (which I'm still learning)

Inspiration partly from a girl I saw in Glasgow and blended with Betty Boop cartoons I had been watching.

I couldn't ink her hands right...I spent the best part of an hour trying to do it, got frustrated and decided to give her weird mitten-claws instead.

Doodles and such....

Wow, this one is a few months old....I'm guessing October. Who knows what I was thinking at the time

I got pretty badly sunburnt recently (yes, quite possible in Scotland!) - never fall asleep in the sun with low-factor suncream.

She started off as a no-one-in-particular, then Sody, then I screwed up in the inking and now shes a no-one-in-particular who looks vaguely Sody-like.

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These are all really boring generic...and facing the same way...and all girls....

You can tell the girly-art influences here. Nothing new or exciting. I wish I could come up with some different, these all just look like poor imitations. Like I said last post, inspiration is needed! But none of my usual methods are working...I've obviously been relying on looking at the same artists' work/same dvds too much, andneed something new....

But what, I wonder?

Thursday, 22 May 2008


First go at digital inking. With a delightful seagull-poop-splatter background.

And yeah, um, invisible chair?

God, I'm feeling really low artistically lately. I need an inspiration boost.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Crappy yearbook comic

I was asked to do a "Day in the life of a Calderside Sixth-year" comic for the year book. I had to rush it a bit, but it came out okay, I suppose. Well, that's what I thought when I finished it. I'm already starting to cringe at it. It's the way I am.

I wanted to practice all the different cartoony techniques, but alas, no time. I didn't even have time to think of anything particularily funny (that would be clean enough to put in).

I didn't see much reason to put in the text and colour version - it's nothing much. I like the lineart better anyway.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Old-ish doodles

These are kinda old, but they were the only ones on my computer. Some of the influences are pretty obvious - I'll scan some more in later.
What is she pointing at with such disdain?

Self-portrait thing - one of the ones when I'm being kind to myself. My hair can only be described as a mane.

Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords, and David Tennant (current Dr Who). By the looks of it I couldn't decide whether I wanted to draw realistic portraits or caricatures.

You may notice she has lost her right arm - it was in a tragic Photoshop accident. But don't bring it up - it's a touchy subject for her. She can still put on a brave face regardless, wee soul.

This one is about four or five months old, but I still kinda like it. Probably drawn during Maths.